Elena Ashkenazy

Елена Давидовна Ашкенази

1949 - 2 September 2017

The daughter of David and sister of Vladimir Ashkenazy, and mother of Vladimir Sverdlov, Elena Ashkenazy studied at the Central Music School with Anaida Sumbatyan, graduating in 1968. She continued at the Gnessin Academy with Alexander Jocheles, graduating in 1975.

She toured as a soloist and gave chamber recitals with the brothers Grigory and Valentin Feigin.

Elena Ashkenazy taught at the Central Music School in Moscow. From 1995 she was a visiting professor in Tokyo.